The list author says: "We all know Godspell and Wicked, but what else did he do? QUITE A BIT actually,... and not all for the stage! Peruse and learn a little... I'll bet you know more Stephen Schwartz than you think you do! :) ENJOY! :)"
"Specifically commissioned by First Lady of the United States Jacqueline Kennedy. Although the liturgical passages are sung in Latin, Mass also includes additional texts in English written by Bernstein, Stephen and Paul Simon"
"A rock opera by Smoke Rise, to date it has not been issued on compact disc. It has only been produced as a LP concept album by Stephen Schwartz in 1971 who also served as musical director on the project."
"Directed and Choreographed by Bob Fosse, the show was very loosely based on the life of Pippin the Hunchback, the son of Charlemagne. Selections of it's music have been recorded by everyone from Michael Jackson to Diana Ross and the Supremes."
"The newest Broadway Cast Recording of Pippin has Patina Miller taking over the role of the Leading Player from Ben Vereen. Ben Vereen and Patina Miller both won Tony Awards for their portrayals of the Leading Player in the original Broadway production and the revival, respectively, making them the first two actors of different genders to win a Tony for the same role."
"Totally a product of it's time, although it played 1,920 performances in the 1970's and is completely charming to listen to now, I highly doubt it would be as successful in this day and age of Criss Angel and David Blaine."
"After having heard the song "Meadowlark" countless times in auditions, director Trevor Nunn persuaded the authors to mount a London production in 1990. Though reviews were strong and audience reaction positive, the production steadily lost money and closed prematurely."
"In 1978, Schwartz's next Broadway project was a musical version of Studs Terkel's Working, which he adapted and directed, winning the Drama Desk Award as best director, and for which he contributed four songs."
"Children of Eden was originally written in 1986 as "Family Tree" for a production by Youth Sing Praise, a religious-oriented high school theatre camp in Belleville, Illinois. Stephen Schwartz adapted the script and music of Family Tree into a full length musical, giving it the title it uses today."
"Wicked was supposed to be THE musical to finally allow Stephen to win his Tony Award, but alas, Wicked lost all the major awards to Avenue Q. It seems as if Stephen will never win a Tony Award. So sad :("
"This family musical adapted for the stage by Anthony Stein, from the book "The Trip" by Ezra Jack Keats is the story of a young boy on Halloween night who escapes into his own imagination as a means of coping with the loneliness he feels when he moves to a new neighborhood."
"Pocahontas was a box-office success, earning over $340 million worldwide and the soundtrack was just as successful, reaching #1 on the Billboard 200 during July 1995. It got Stephen his first Oscar for best song "Colours of the Wind"."
"The Hunchback of Notre Dame opened on June 21, 1996 to overwhelmingly positive reviews, and was the highest critically acclaimed film of 1996. The album was released on July 3, 1996 by Walt Disney Records, and went on to peak at #11 on The Billboard 200."
"The musical was Berlin's longest-running musical of all time. The musical is a darker, more gothic adaptation of the film. on it's Broadway premiere Stephen has been quoted as saying, "I think we're starting up...next year (2009). Rumor has reached my ear that it's happening.""
"Out of Print now, this cast recording includes the not to be missed, operatic, cleverly penned "Bravo Stromboli," powerfully sung by golden-piped, top-shelf talent Brent Spiner also known as Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation."
"Turning to the pop world in 2009, Schwartz collaborated with John Ondrasik in writing two songs on the Five for Fighting album Slice, the title track as well as "Above the Timberline." Ondrasik became familiar with Schwartz based on his daughter's affection for, and repeated attendance at performances of, the musical Wicked."
"Reluctant Pilgrim captures Schwartz performing vocals and keyboards on a set of highly personal songs, a result of a challenge from fellow songwriter John Bucchino to write songs based on his own experiences rather than those of his shows' characters."
"Stephen's second solo album features more independent songs sung in his perfectly acceptable tenor and includes the song "Cold Enough to Snow" with music by Alan Menken and "Since I Gave My Heart Away" from Geppetto."